Bring me all your dreams
of splendid restful nights
flashes of inspiration
envy to your friends
Bring me all the flashers
especially the one
with sterling ideas
a collector’s item
things colourful dreams
are made of
Bring them all!
Let’s create flutter fun
fantasy and nightmare
to dance with fire
for the witch must burn.
Note: We still burn effigies in Finnish countryside. That is, Easter & Midsummer Bonfires; a tradition carried over from pagan days. I found this practice peculiar at first but nowadays I enjoy it, for reasons that have nothing to do with the tradition.
Also, I’m a list freak. I’ve got a number of ‘to-do’ lists going at the same time. I pick colour of flashcards (according to the mood) and write ideas, one-word triggers, one-liners, dialogue from my eavesdropping occupation and so on. They decorate my working space. One day I promise, I’ll peel them all off the wall and throw them to the fire. Imagine what peculiar fun that would be!
Lol…being oft times referred to as a witch, I am peculiar enough to enjoy your imagery and words. The scorching is worth the risk lol 😀 XXX
Great imagery! I loved your process notes, too!
I’m glad you enjoyed my peculiar fun Georgina. I guess it takes one witch to see the other…lol!
Your poem is rich and vivid with powerful images 😀
Lots of love,
I love how you incorporated the old with the new and told us why. Such rich imagery in this poem… crackling and bright like a bonfire in the middle of summer.
It made this witch chuckle too (LOL, ah lists…I like making them. Following them is another story).
Thank you kindly, Sanaa…:)
Thank you dear Malagy ♥
Yeah, you know the lists’ story. I’m pleased you got to laugh about it:)
I am doubtful if I can survive a week without a witchy list 😉
Well, I never! I just learnt something new about my country of birth …
Me too, I can never survive without my witchy lists…:)
Oh! What is that you learned, Raili?
Lol – the witch burning, Khaya ! I can remember going to the midsummer bonfire evenings with my family and having lots of fun.I was very young of course. I have no memory of witch effigies being burnt.
Aha! Burning effigies is something we do for fun & bringing our small community together. The photo was taken this last Easter in Pohjois-Pohjanmaa:)
I really like the poem, Khaya, but the witch effigy burning is a bit creepy! 😀 😀 I hope the witches in Finland aren’t offended. I have a few politicians I’d like to offer up instead 🙂
Well, that’s an amazing piece of trivia Khaya!
Thanks Dianne! Don’t worry nothing offends witches, they can cast spells remember. But politicians, now that’s a thought:D
I wasn’t aware of that tradition in Finland. It reminds me of a holiday I heard about in Guatemala called “Burning of the Devil” where they burn a giant devil pinata in the middle of the cities across the country.
Yeah, paganism was the religion here during the pre-Christian period. And bonfire during Easter and Midsummer is still a tradition.
Gotcha. That makes sense. Thanks for the info!